If you’re going to play in the NHL, chances are pretty good you’re going to have to fly. A lot.
That much hasn’t changed since the Philadelphia Flyers entered the league back in 1967. If anything, with the league further expanding, travel has increased.
While there are various ways to celebrate the Flyers’ 50th anniversary - special jerseys probably being one of the most obvious - the Philadelphia International Airport had quite a unique method to contribute to the festivities.
A shout out to @NHLFlyers on their 50th celebration this weekend w/ this early '70s pic of team boarding plane at PHL. Ty Flyers archives. pic.twitter.com/HILbdQRvAf— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) January 13, 2017
That’s a major flash from the past! Look at everyone’s hair, it’s beyond incredible. Teams don’t quite look like that anymore. Happy 50 years!